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Warren County creating coalition to help nursing home residents

Numerous Warren County agencies are coming together to create a coalition to help residents of nursing homes in the county get help when they need it. The idea came from recent discussions among county supervisors about conditions in local nursing homes, and it has grown to a collaborative effort in


Corinth man rescues accident victim

CORINTH — An off-duty NYS court cfficer, Jarett DuMoulin, Corinth, rescued a man who was trapped inside his vehicle after hitting a tree on Wilton Mountain Road. According to witnesses, at approximately 11:15 a.m., Saturday. the car was flipped on its side and all airbags were deployed.


Businesses pass test during Warren County alcohol sting

State Police checked 19 stores in northern Warren County on Thursday night to see if they would sell alcohol to an underage volunteer who was working with police, and all of the stores passed the test.


Man jailed after alleged gun threat in Queensbury

QUEENSBURY — A gun threat during a child custody dispute at an apartment on Burke Drive late Thursday led to the arrest of a Queensbury man on numerous charges, according to police.


York lone local wrestler to reach state mat semifinals

ALBANY — Cody York was exhausted, lying on the floor off the main hallway behind the arena of the Times Union Center on Friday afternoon. After working hard to dominate his Division II 182-pound quarterfinal match at the State Wrestling Tournament, the Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George senior deserved a li


Local police look to identify hiker who died

Police in Warren County are looking for the public's help in determining whether an unidentified hiker who was found dead in Florida last summer is from the Lake George region.


Warren County man rejects plea deal after bomb threat arrest

A Warren County man who allegedly made threats to a school and municipal center more than 18 months ago has rejected a plea deal. Police say Darrell Royce sent emails to the Warren County Municipal Center and Queensbury High School, saying bombs were placed in the buildings.


Man charged, accused of throwing snow at trooper, resisting

TOWN OF MOREAU, NY (WRGB) State Police say they arrested a man on charges following a traffic stop. Police say Troopers stopped a vehicle driven by 47 year old Stephen Matthews of Gansevoort.


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


State Wrestling Meet — 7:30 p.m. update — consolation second round

Friday at the New York State Wrestling Championships — we're in the midst of first-round matches here at the Times Union Center in Albany. — Division II features "pigtail"matches, outbracket matches as preliminaries because there are 17 wrestlers in each weight class due to the increasing number of


Jailed restaurateur buys more time in jail

QUEENSBURY — The former Lake George restaurant operator serving a jail term for sex-related convictions involving girls and women who worked for him will be held in jail beyond his scheduled release date, thanks to a letter he apparently wrote from jail professing his innocence.


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


Lake George rolls past Schoharie for 50th straight win

TROY — Doing one individual thing 50 times in a row is difficult, regardless. Most people can’t do 50 consecutive push-ups, make 50 straight free throws or layups or even remember their wallet while leaving the house 50 times in a row.


Assemblywoman: Study split of New York state

With deepening political, economic and cultural divisions in the two regions, Sen. Daphne Jordan believes it is time for a thorough study of whether upstate should split off from New York City, Long Island and the surrounding suburbs and become the 51st state.


Sawyer sentenced to 20-to-life for murder

FORT EDWARD — The Ticonderoga teen who killed his friend last summer sentenced to up to life in state prison Friday as he heard from the tearful victim's mother who told how the murder had devastated her and her family.


Investigators: Vermont man attempted to meet 12 year old for sex in NY.

FORT ANN, NY (WRGB) Federal investigators say they have arrested a Vermont man, accused of using social media to meet an underage girl for sex in NY. Investigators say 48 year old John Curley was arrested on Tuesday. According to a criminal complaint, he's accused of using an online adult service in


A 24-hour rush to perform

GLENS FALLS — It’s a bit of a head rush knowing there’s only 24 hours to bring a brand new play from conception, to off-book (without scripts) and onto the stage for paying patrons.


Man accused of choking woman in Hartford

HARTFORD -- A Hartford man was charged with felony strangulation and two misdemeanors after he allegedly choked a woman during a domestic dispute over the weekend, police said.


Contaminated site to get cleaned up

GLENS FALLS — Environmental cleanup is set to begin at the site of the former Niagara Mohawk gas plant on Mohican Street, which could lead to future redevelopment of the property.


Mike Long Steps Down as NY State Conservative Party Chairman

A political earthquake in New York State came last week in Albany when legendary NYS Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long announced his retirement. Long, 78, has served as chairman for 30 years. “I am fully aware that the fight for Conservative values carries on and that many battles remain, but I